Yankee Candle is a brand of candles and related products that I got in to after seeing on a review website a couple of years ago. Since then I have become a fan of these and Partylite products too. The prices can sometimes be considerably more expensive than other brands but I feel that this quality almost always shines through for me and so it makes the extra price no problem for me.
Wax tarts were actually the first Yankee Candle item that I used and over the past two years or so I have developed something of an obsession with them. Mostly I love the scents, they last a long time, the scents last for hours, the price is reasonable and they fill my home with lovely scent. My favourite wax tart is possibly 'Wedding Day' and I picked up a ton at a bargain price recently but I have had this Pink Lady Slipper lying around unwrapped on my kitchen windowsill for several months now. It was in three pieces too where someone kindly stood on it at my house after they knocked it on the floor!
To use a wax tart is very simple. I have a Yankee Candle wax burner. I place my wax tart in to this and then place a tea light in the special space. I then light the tea light and after about 10+ minutes it will have melted the wax in to liquid and the flavour will really be going around my home by then.
This wax tart is a lovely colour and like all other wax tarts it comes in a plastic wrapper that is wrapped quite tight. The wax tart itself is a light pink colour and it looks nice and girlie. It is described as being a soft and sweet spring bouquet of lovely rose petals, jasmine and violets. This is really nice as a description and one that I feel is really quite apt!
You can find these wax tarts in Clinton Cards (providing they have not now closed down of course), online in numerous stockists and I have also been able to pick them up for £1.00 from a local market stall in my home town on a Monday. They are widely available online and you can often pick up variety packets made up by sellers on eBay and this is a fantastic way to try a wide variety of flavours without breaking the bank.
Unlike most wax tarts the scent through the wrapper was not particularly strong. This is a shame really as I like to smell them before I open them but it is not a huge downfall. The wax tart is well presented and eye catching too.
When burning this wax tart it has been taking around 25-30 minutes for the fragrance to come through. The scent is quiet strong without being heavy or overpowering from this wax tart and the fragrance is one that is very delightful. The fragrance from this wax tart reminds me of flowers and the main scents that initially come through for me are the roses and violets. This is a beautiful combination of scents and there is the addition of jasmine too but I am not so quick to detect that scent and feel that this doesn't kick in until this wax tart has been burning for a good hour plus. This works very well actually as it brings a change to the scent once I have become used to it and it works very well with the roses and violets.